I love those vintage sheet music wreaths and I’ve been wanting to make one for a long time. I read tons of tutorials and studied lots of pictures before I attempted my own. The best tutorial on how to roll the sheet music came from this blog. After rolling just a few cones, it was a snap! So I gathered all my cones and other supplies and went to town making myself a wreath.
Got myself an old music book at the thrift store for $2.00 and ended up using all but about 2-3 sheets (I think there were around 85 or so pages in the book). This makes a huge wreath but I wanted a big one for the wall it was going on. Be sure to have lots of glue sticks on hand.
Here’s all my cones that I rolled. I also cut out a cardboard circle to use as my base.
The first row of cones went on pretty easy but when I got to the 2nd row, I got a little messed up in placing the cones. But I kept on gluing and gluing until it looked better. I still wasn’t happy so I took some old yellowed book pages that I rolled to use for a smaller wreath and filled in best I could. It’s not perfect, but that’s okay. I also hot glued a cute little pin in the center to make it a little different.
Okay, so here’s my version of the ever popular sheet music wreath:
I put a glass in the center to try and keep the first row somewhat even.
Here’s the backside after I glued all the big cones
Here I’ve added the yellowed pages and the pin. I liked the contrast between the two different colors of cones.
I found the pin in my closet, forgot I had it, had never worn it so this was a good was to reuse and recycle!
I had a blank wall in the kitchen that I needed to put something big on. So that’s why I decided to make a large wreath to go on that space. I looped a ribbon on the back and hot glued it on to hang it with.
Now I’ll just have to roll more small cones so I can make a smaller wreath to put in the sunroom. Like I said, this isn’t perfect but it turned out pretty good for my first attempt.
I pinky promise I’m going to share my Christmas mantel this week! Better late than ever, right?